Our 1st production of Daughters of the Revolution was a big success!
Thank you to everyone who joined the Revolution, and gave us three sold-out nights of art, performance, and discussion.
There was a great response to the visual art installation curated by Artist in Residence, Coral Mallow. Artists included Anne Marie Kilshaw, Martina Hynan, Paul Timon, and Coral Mallow.
The post-show discussions will be available soon on podcast…
A special thank you to our panelists for the post-show discussion:
Friday: Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, Consultant OB and former master of the Coombe Hospital, Deb Davis from Wicklow Doulas, and Helen Guinane from AIMS Ireland.
Saturday: Dr Jennifer Donnelly, Consultant OB at the Rotunda Hospital, Gosia Stach, Sociologist in the School of Nursing and Midwifery-TCD, and Benig Mauger, psychotherapist and author.
Sunday: Philomena Canning, independent midwife and co-founder of Midwives4Change, Paula Barry, Research Midwife at the Coombe Hospital, and Marie O’Connor from Survivors of Symphysiotomy.
Brilliant article on Daughters of the Revolution by Judy Murphy in the Connacht Tribune
Ground-breaking drama aims to create dialogue about experience of childbirth
A wonderful framing of the intentions of Daughters of the Revolution by Irish Times journalist Anthea McTeirnan
Down the Rabbit Hole of Maternity
Help us bring the Revolution on tour www.indiegogo.com/projects/daughters-of-the-revolution
4elements are pleased to welcome midwife, activist, co-founder and chair of Midwives4Choice, Philomena Canning to the post-show discussion panel on Sunday the 6th of March.
Philomena has practiced as a midwife for 33 years. She has worked in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, including with Aboriginal people in the remote Australian central dessert for 4 years. Since returning home to Ireland, Philomena has had homebirth practice for 14yrs.
Tickets are available for performances in the Harbour Playhouse
March 4th-6th at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2507505
We are looking forward to having you there. Join the Revolution!
We would like to thank Wicklow Doulas for their contribution to our Indiegogo Campaign.
We are also pleased to announce that Deb Davis from Wicklow Doulas will be joining the post-show panel for the conversation on Friday, March 4th.
Big thank you to all our Indiegogo supporters and we look forward to seeing you in the Harbour Playhouse March 4th-6th for the launch of Daughters of the Revolution!
4elements are proud to announce Naomi Faughnan has joined the team as Production Designer for Daughters of the Revolution.
Naomi has worked previously as Production Designer for The Bells Of, by Barry McEvoy, in the Theatre Upstairs, Dublin 2015.
Her recent work also includes Costume Design for East of Berlin, by Hanna Moscovitch, currently on in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
We are delighted to have Naomi on board!
Support Daughters of the Revolution
4elements needs your contributions and support to bring Daughters of the Revolution to life with sets, costumes, and kick-ass technicians that are fairly paid, and resources to put the show on. We also need your help to turn the post-show discussions into a pod-cast on SoundCloud to bring The Revolution to the world.
4elements have applied for arts funding from Dublin City Council, if awarded the grant will cover most of the costs for paying our actors fairly.
Your contribution will go directly to the production of the event:
- Sound and Lighting technicians: €600
- Recording and Editing Daughters of the Revolution podcast for SoundCloud: €500
- Venue Hire: €500
- Insurance: €300
- Visual Art Installation: €300
- Set and Costumes: €300
Go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/daughters-of-the-revolution
Everyone knows that Ireland is the best little country to give birth in…or is it?
Daughters of the Revolution is a satirical and irreverent play, examining exactly what women have to go through to get from pregnancy to birth.
And once you go down the rabbit-hole of the maternity services…who knows what could happen.
Join us at the Harbour Playhouse March 4th to 6th 2016, as we follow our heroine Evelyn Murphy on her epic journey through maternity, as she bravely contends with consultants, her mother, her partner, and the attentions of well-meaning friends.
Evelyn’s story creates a picture of contemporary Ireland in a time of rising birth-rates, uncertain economic prospects, and a health service in crisis. In a year of celebrating uprisings, and renewed debate around the treatment of women in the Irish Constitution, Daughters of the Revolution asks: how free are women in Ireland when it comes to maternity?
Daughters of the Revolution takes a sardonic look at how women have to perform to meet the complex demands of society.